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Authorities need your help finding suspects using counterfeit bills

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Crime Stoppers and the Columbus Police Fraud Unit are seeking assistance in locating suspects with counterfeit money.

On January 5, 2013, counterfeit bills were passed at two locations in Columbus. 

At the AT&T on Whittlesey Boulevard., six $100 bills were paid to the cashier for an iPad. The suspect was a dark-skinned black male, 25 to 30 years of age, 180 pounds and 5 feet 10 inches tall. He wore a black hat, gray jacket, black pants and white sneakers. The store surveillance video was obtained during the investigation. Photos of the suspect with the counterfeit bills were obtained.

The Circle K at 215 4th Street had eight $10 bills that a suspect tried to pay for a $80 money order.  The suspect left the store before the purchase was made leaving the counterfeit money behind.  Surveillance video was obtained during the investigation.  The suspect was not identified at that time.

If your information leads to an arrest and indictment, you could receive a reward of up to $1,000 and you do not have to give your name. You will be given a number for identification.

There are numerous ways to report crime anonymously. All information is sent through an encrypted hub and forwarded to an investigator.

  • Leave your tip information by calling the Valley Area Crime Stoppers at 706-653-3188.
  • To Text a Tip on your smart phone download the "Tip Submit" App.
  • Go to the Columbus Police Department web page, and click on "Crime Stoppers Submit a Tip Form".
  • Go to the "isolvecrime.com" web page and fill out the "Tip Submit" form.

Valley Area Crime Stoppers also pays for information on any criminal activity, stolen property and wanted persons in the Muscogee County, Fort Benning, Harris County, Phenix City, Russell and Lee County areas. Crime Stoppers lines are open 24 hours a day. 

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